With its broad Victorian porches stripped away and surviving interior woodwork behind cheap wallboard and 1970s partitions, the 1892 depot was recommended by town staff in 2008 as a site for public toilets. As an alternative, the Society prepared concept plans for the Depot as well as the surrounding Railroad Park, plus paid for studies by architect Bob Lorenz as well as an architectural historian, a land historian, and a paint analyst.  Finally, members of the Ridgely Chapter of the Society spent years assisting the Town with applications and the administration of grant funds.  Spearheaded by our Ridgely Chapter, the Society gave money, provided expertise, and identified the grants that the Town used in 2017 to restore this critical centerpiece of Ridgely.